The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman's Work

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Walker, Wise & Company, 1863 - Women - 500 pages
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Contents

Government Clerks
16
Lawyers
17
Lecturers
18
Librarians
19
Magazine Contributors
21
Missionaries
22
Medical Missionaries
23
Physicians
24
Preachers
30
Publishers
31
Readers to the Working Classes
32
Reporters
33
Reviewers
34
Teachers
36
Bookkeeping
39
Calisthenics and Dan cing
41
Fancy Work
42
Infant Schools
43
Languages
44
Navigation
45
Actresses
47
Aquaria Makers
50
Architects
51
Cameo Cutters
52
Copperplate Engravers
53
Design Schools of
55
Designers Miscellaneous
59
Calico Prints
60
WaU Paper
61
Engravers and Chasers of Gold and Silver
62
Equestrians and Gymnasts
64
Etchers and Stamp Cutters
65
Lapidaries
66
Landscape Gardeners
67
Lithographers
68
Map Makers
71
Medallists
73
Modellers of Wax Figures
74
Mineral Labellers
75
Music Engravers
77
Painters
79
Animals
81
Flowers and Fruit
82
Marine
83
Panorama
84
Water Colors
85
Piano Tuners
86
Plaster Statuary
87
Painters of Plates for Books
88
Photographers
90
Preparers of Scientific Plates
94
Steel and other Engravers
96
Bank Note
97
Card
98
Pictorial and Her aldry
99
Telegraph Operators
100
Vocalists
102
Wood Engravers
103
Mercantile Pursuits 0 98 Merchants
104
Bookkeepers
106
Book Merchants
108
China Merchants
109
Clothiers
110
Curiosity Dealers
115
Keepers of Fancy Stores
119
Furniture Sellers
120
Grocers
121
Junk Dealers
122
Sellers of ArtistsMaterials
123
Seeds Roots and Herbs
124
Tobacco Snuff and Cigars
125
Street Sellers
131
Toy Merchants
134
suits Employments pertaining to Grain Birds Flowers Fruits
136
Bee Dealers 137 123 Bird Importers and Raisers
137
Bird and Animal Preserv ers
138
Florists
140
Flower Girls
142
Fruit Venders
143
Gardeners
144
Root Bark and Seed Sell ers
145
Sellers of Pets
147
Batting and Wadding
162
Mustard Packers 150 Oyster Sellers 151 Pie Bakers
164
Picklers of Oysters 153 Poulterers
166
Restaurant Keepers
167
Sealed Provisions
168
Sugar Boilers 157 Tea Packers
170
Vermicelli 159 Vinegar 160 Yeast Textile Manufactures 161 Cotton Manufactory 148 150 150 152 153 154 154 158 159 159
171
Spool Cotton
174
164
176
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177
Blankets
180
172
186
Yarn
192
Hair Cloth Manufac
198
Metal Manufactures
214
189
223
197
229
212
236
WatchCase Polishers
244
Watch Chains
246
Watch Jewels
248
Lithoconia
249
Mineral DoorKnobs
250
Pipes
251
Pottery
252
Stucco Work
253
Blowers 255 267 Beads
255
Cutters 256 269 Embossers 256 270 Enamellers
256
Engravers 257 272 Painters
257
Stainers
258
Watch Crystals
259
China Decorators
260
Burnishers
261
Currying
262
Jewel and Instrument Cases
263
Pocket Books
264
Saddle Seats
265
Trunks
266
Whalebone Workers
267
Brush Manufacturers
268
Ivory Cutters and Workers
269
Combs
271
Rulers Paper
272
Pearl Workers
273
GumElastic Manu facture
274
Mens Clothing
276
Gutta Percha Manu facture
277
Dressers
278
Dyers
280
Growers
281
Willow Ware
282
Wood Work 306 Carvers
284
Kindling Wood
285
Pattern Makers
286
Turners
287
General
288
Literary Book and News
289
Belts
295
Hoop Skirts
301
Sempstresses
308
Fitters Cutters and Sewers
314
Bonnet Wire
320
Dress Caps and Head
326
Stays
334
and Vegetables Raisers Makers Preparers and Disposers
363
Card Stencillers
369
Paper Bag Makers
376
SealingWax Makers
385
Lead Pencils 374 387 Operatives in Paper Facto
386
Candles
391
Keepers of Intelligence
403
SewingMachine Instructors 408 429 Shepherdesses 409 430 Toll Collectors
409
Chemicals Those who serve as a Communicating Medium
412
Guides and Door Attend
415
DiningRoom Waiters
429
Boatwomen 485
435
468
439
Clothes Repairers
445
MusicalString Makers
463
Stencil Makers
473
France
481
Car and Carriage Painters 438
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Page 100 - ... all events, quite close application and earnestness. Skill in drawing is a key that admits to a wider range of arts than I can readily enumerate, and successful and profitable employment in any engraving depends on that. I am chairman of the committee on instruction of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in that capacity do all I can (as do also the other directors) to encourage female talent. We have seven or eight ladies among our students, and they certainly...
Page 115 - ... the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania...
Page 30 - Miss Brown, educated at an Orthodox Theological Seminary ; — you smiled at the name of Reverend Miss. She has since been invited to settle by several congregations of unblemished orthodoxy, and has passed on, looking further. It seems to me that woman, by her peculiar constitution, is better qualified to teach religion than any merely intellectual discipline.
Page 4 - ... According to the rate of compensation generally understood to be received by Mr. Bancroft, the present sale of each volume of his yields him more than $15,000, and he has the long period of forty-two years for future sale. Judge Story died, as has been stated, in the receipt of more than $8,000 per annum ; and the amount has not, as it is understood, diminished. Mr. Webster's works, in three years, can scarcely have paid less than $25,000. Kent's Commentaries...
Page 3 - ... imagine, at the head of living authors for the amount received for his books. The sums paid to the renowned Peter Parley must have been enormously great, but what has been their extent I have no means of ascertaining. Mr. Mitchell, the geographer, has realized a handsome fortune from his schoolbooks. Professor Davies is understood to have received more than $50,000 from the series published by him. The Abbotts, Emerson, and numerous other authors engaged in the preparation of books for young...
Page 374 - Every precaution is taken to secure only those who are respectable, and the associations surrounding them are calculated to elevate, rather than degrade. Most of them are able to pay enough for their board to secure the right kind of home associations. These establishments, except in emergencies like the present, retain their hands all the year; while those in a majority of other houses fluctuate with their business and are unoccupied three or four months in the year. Bookfolding is paid for by the...
Page 22 - ... from a single publisher, in which he says that to Messrs. "Willis, Longfellow, Bryant, and Alston, his price was uniformly $50 for a poetical article, long or short — and his readers know that they were generally very short; in one case only fourteen lines. To numerous others it was from $25 to $40. In one case he has paid $25 per page for prose. To Mr. Cooper he paid $1,800 for a novel, and $1,000 for a series of naval biographies, the author retaining the copy-right for separate publication...
Page 43 - York, the terms are: 20 lessons for gentlemen, $25; kO lessons for ladies, 33. Teachers of Infant Schools. Teaching is interesting to those that love children. But I would say, let not those without patience and tenderness, or those whose feelings can in an hour change from the boiling to the freezing point, attempt to teach young children. In ordinary schools, young children are liable to be either cramped or stunted. If children must be placed at school early, let it be where they can exercise...
Page 82 - Accomptanf (Lasingburgh, 1797), p. 54, that, in writing denominate numbers, he separates lead over the comma, but during the latter part of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century the comma in the position of 2,5 was used quite extensively.
Page 103 - Miss F., at Elmira, New York, carries on business for herself in wood engraving. She learned it at the Cooper Institute, four years ago. The pupils of that institute canvassed for work, some two and two, but she went alone, and principally in the lower part of the city. They visited publishers mostly—she went to manufacturers. She got an order for $500 worth of engraving at a gasfixture manufactory. I have heard that ladies in the school of design, New York, receive the same price for wood engraving...

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